In an unsigned solicitous message posted on the Delicious blog, the company declared: "No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is [an] ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive."
"We're in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now," it added. "And we'll share our plans with you as soon as we can." Or, considering how the original news reached the public (a leaked slide from a company Webcast) until another embarrassing revelation occurs.